Amalfitano signs four-year deal at NUFC

Romain signs on
As expected, Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Romain Amalfitano on a free transfer from newly promoted French side Stade de Reims.

And as expected the signing was confirmed just after I walked out of the door to go to work, hence the slight delay in writing this as I’m now in Belgium. Anyway I digress…

The 22-year-old Frenchman will join Newcastle officially when his contract expires at the end of June meaning that he will be registered as an NUFC player on July 1st such is the nature of pre-contract agreements. The midfielder becomes the first summer signing at St James’ Park and spoke to the official club website as the news was announced.

“I am very happy to be a Newcastle player,” said Romain. “I have seen a bit of the city already and it is a change from France but one I am really looking forward to.”

“When a club like Newcastle wants you to play for them it can only be a good thing. I have taken the opportunity to play in the Premier League and cannot wait to get going.”



Amalfitano joins an ever growing French contingent on Tyneside as the club seek to extract value from the transfer market. I’ll happily admit that I know next to nothing abut the lad although he must be rated rather highly by our scouting department to warrant us making a move after spending so long in our sights.

I’m unsure what his role is going to be and whether he has been brought in as backup or whether he is here to challenge the first team but I guess time will tell. I certainly won’t be making rash decisions based on the fact that I’ve not really heard of him and he will get his chance to show me, and others I’m sure, just what he can do.

If anyone does know more about him then please feel free to share the information. I’m sure it will be welcomed with open arms!

Welcome aboard Romain Amalfitano.

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214 thoughts on “Amalfitano signs four-year deal at NUFC

  1. Bats πŸ˜†

    …I used to use a similar trick on the BT payphones in the early 90s. Screwdriver up the returned coins slot, pop the cage open, 20ps in and straight back oot again. Free calls. And mi favourite was the 20p Bell Fruit tokens stuck to a penny with a bit of chewing gum, straight in the Metro machines.

    …from Whitley Bay…..’Haymarket, reduced fare, 15p, 85p change’ hahaha. Metro bastards. 😎

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  2. rod the 5 or 10 penny drop machinces were always near the doors ,i used to switch them off tipp them grab what i could before the old gadgey could catch me πŸ˜†

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  3. can you remember the old plane wreck just near the rocks @ st marys island ,winkle pickin πŸ™‚

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  4. Andy, whose intellectual close friends get to call him T.C. πŸ˜‰

    Bats, haha :mrgreen: …aye, the Empress arcade (white tit dome thing) used to have a ‘Tuppenny Faaaahls’ next to the fire exit into the Spanna (easy escape route) that had 10ps and 5s in it anarl.

    We used to case the joint πŸ˜† …then when the coast was clear mi mate Kav used te squat down with his finger on the alarm switch-off button while a rocked fuck oot of it πŸ˜†

    …mebbees get a few quid πŸ˜†

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  5. Shite, keep forgetting the internet is a major resource tool for Interpol 😳

    …berra keep mi mooth shut, or al be rumbled. 😯

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  6. The empress? Is that not tynemouth/Whitley bay? My aunt, aunt and uncle, gran and great aunt all live round there so I pass it by.

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  7. Bats, can’t remember the plane wreck mate.

    Andy, nah the Empress Ballroom was (dunno if it’s still there or not) was a Bingo Hall, Amusement Arcade and Function Room. Sitting proud in the centre of the Whitley Bay Coastline. a hive of activity, but mainly because it looked like a massive white tit, and had other attractions nearby most likely down to its geographical prominence rather than greatness.

    …a bit like meeting your mate next to the geeky lanky twat in a night club.

    The Plaza was the massive building in Tynemouth. That got knocked down. Shame. πŸ˜₯

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  8. Rodz
    Aye we caught you and batty at last ya cheating feckers, been monitoring the site for seven months now adding witty banter every now and again to not seem suspicious :mrgreen: πŸ˜†
    Oh wait my great aunt actually lives in Benton 😳 πŸ˜•

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  9. Well I should prob be revising my history as its tomorrow morning and it’s my last and prob most important. These nazi quotes won’t learn themselves, am I reich? πŸ˜† πŸ™„

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  10. Andy my Great Aunty’s brother actually owns Benton (something aboot history or sumik, it’s writtin in a book somehwere, strites), so we should be safe there. πŸ˜‰ I am heir of Benton, basically.

    …not Longbenton though, got Four Lane Ends though! 😯

    SWAP!

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  11. Andy, just saw your quip as I posted. Good gag πŸ˜€

    …and get some fucking work done. Those exams aren’t gona pass themsells bonny lad! 😎

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  12. Rodz you should just stroll in during a Newcastle training session and tell them your allowed to be there as your lord of benton, see where that takes ya, my guess is a padded cell. πŸ˜†

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  13. hahaha, already tried it mate, lang time ago noo. Got 10 years in chokey (added time for complications, woouldn’t believe my insanity plea). I’m texting this now from the 2003 Nokia 1100 I smuggled in up mi arse. Still works like. 😎

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  14. Rodz did you wash that phone before you used it? No wonder they say smuggling is a dangerous business. This is no time for a nasty infection, we have players to buy.

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  15. G2, aye it got weshed in 2004 when a got hosed doon after the incident. Bit intrusive cleaning processes back then like, but every cloud has a silver lining eh πŸ˜‰ 😎

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  16. (I borrowed Richey Edwards’ β€˜go-go gadget time machine (TM)’ in 2086, and used it in March 2004, in case anyone was wondering)

    …some chronologically picky fuckers oot there πŸ™„

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  17. Aye, this Alfie Tanner soonds alreet like. Guthrie replacement, with a basket of cheese please, and a chimmichango with tomato and onions. And some guacamole please. On my burrito I would like 2 lemonades and 2 medium ice teas. I would like a bicycle of chips, with a beef chimney. With extra guacamole, and cheese, and two tropical fantas.

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  18. …anar it looks shit there, but decent quality like, riginally. Video got bornt like, hoos faya. Nicked that from the CCTV camras that niva got bornt 😯 😎

    …propa boss me like.

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  19. Jeremy Paxman has regular FISTING SESSIONS with Garth Crooks and Gary Lineker apparently. My mate who works in Argos told me this, and they’re usually canny reliable like.

    IT’S A SCOOP! 😯

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  20. sorry Rodz, I am a wombat burger fan mate, with a Marmoset salad dressing on the side πŸ˜†

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  21. Got me there mate, 180 in two arras 😯

    …off under my rock 😳

    (with a few wombats 😈 )

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  22. richietoon
    May 24, 2012 at 18:31

    Ice, aye read that. I wish it was the new season I’m bored to tears already….it’s like reading one of Aussie’s posts πŸ˜†

    You certainly find out who your mates are when you go off line 😯 :mrgreen:

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  23. Aussie….I know, I was out of order, you’d never do owt like that…. “don’t need tablets to get to sleep, I just read Ritchie’s posts” πŸ˜†

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  24. Nobody, our “buying” business is concluded but we’ll be selling at least 12 of the starting 11 😯 :mrgreen:

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  25. yeah, I read that one earlier today Rich.. 8m is ridiculous… specially as we only paid around 9m for Cisse.. I can’t understand why english players have these price tags.. it is out of control..

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  26. Comment from a Liverpool fan on the potential Martinez appointment.. You couldn’t make this sh*t up πŸ˜†

    He is not good enough for LFC. We should be going for a famous contonental manager such as Hiddink, Guardiola or Morinho. After all we are the biggest club in Britain.

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  27. Aussie….even more puzzling is why clubs who generally have a smaller budget than ours, pay those prices. Cardiff who aren’t exactly rolling in it bid Β£5.5m for him, Arsenal reportedly bidding not much more for Giroud, it’s crazy I tell you, crazy πŸ˜€
    Whey one has to get get ready for one’s trip to the beach club soon 😎

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  28. Word to the wise Rich – don’t go in the water for an hour after you have eaten mate… you will get a stitch and drown πŸ˜†

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  29. Actually from what Ice tells me, I reckon you would be a bit of a floater!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  30. I see according to the metro Arsenal are gunna bid Β£6.4m + Chamach, anyone reckon we could offer Β£8m + Obertan. He’d prob be mint over there.

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  31. Won’t be going in the water, they chuck big pointy sticks at me with ropes attached 😯 πŸ˜₯
    I’ll just be reading me kindle while wor lass teaches a couple of excercise classes….it’ll be a canny porv if nowt else. :mrgreen:

    …and the eating and swimming thing is an old wives tale, well suited for you to tell! πŸ˜‰

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  32. Aussie….funny you should nention that πŸ˜‰

    Andy..No….and good luck with ya exam.

    Reet I’m off, laters 😎

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  33. I reckon this Giroud talk is all BS… to high profile and not how we conduct business now days.. move on people… nothing to see here πŸ˜•

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  34. take Gervinho for example; the gunners pipped us for his services and look what we missed out on… an overpriced under performer πŸ™‚

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  35. AMF hes a good player (it seems) but its smoke up your ass imo it really would shock me if he came to the toon more chance of richie loseing 10st two hopes,bob hope and nee hope,but there will be a striker signed nee idea who dont think anybody does all smoke screens mate πŸ˜‰

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  36. AMF @ 205 we could have signed him,but after pardew spoke to him in person toon pulled oot,wasnt just right for toon he said

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  37. good move by Pardew then!… Ritchie could lose weight easily Ice… all he would have to do is let go of that carton of beer he hangs onto for dear life πŸ˜†

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  38. Unlucky with injuries, still don’t believe we would have got relegated had he been fit
    effectively captained us to promotion and was one of our strongest players that season. i remember most of us were bemused when we signed tiote as we thought central midfield was our strongest area. Will remember smudge with fairly fond memories.

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  39. To be fair I wssnt his fault that our illustrious owners paid too much for him and offered him a way over the odds pay packet
    I would have taken it as well πŸ™‚

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